Kidney donation is the process of a person allowing a kidney to be removed from their body and transplanted to another person, usually to treat kidney failure. Kidney donation has been argued to be a highly effective way to increase human health.

A number of individuals involved with the effective altruism community or adjacent to it have donated a kidney, including Alexander Berger,[1] Jeremiah Johnson,[2] Zell Kravinsky,[3] Dylan Matthews,[4] Michael Page,[5] and others.[6]

Further reading

Galef, Julia (2017) The science and ethics of kidney donation (Dylan Matthews), Rationally Speaking, February 5.

Parker, Ian (2004) The gift, The New Yorker, July 25.

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    Berger, Alexander (2011) Why selling kidneys should be legal, The New York Times, December 5.

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    Parker, Ian (2004) The gift, The New Yorker, July 25.

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    Beard, Matt, Molly Daniels & Carl Smith (2017) Would you donate your kidney to a stranger?, Short & Curly, September 13.

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    Singer, Peter (2015) The Most Good You Can Do: How Effective Altruism Is Changing Ideas about Living Ethically, New Haven: Yale University Press, ch. 6.